The Tate Exchange project came to a crescendo and frenzy of making, both in Plymouth and at Tate Modern in London last week. A group of students from Phase Four travelled up to London and engaged new audiences in their work for the week alongside the College of Art students and respective staff. They were followed by students from Phase Three and Two for day trips in order to maximise the students who could share their work and challenge the debate. Visitors were buzzing, seeing new possibilities for creative learning under the guise of a ‘factory production line’ of education. These creative moments were documented as part of the research work that was carried out to help us understand and communicate the power of #MakingLearning.

Not all the fun was contained  under the London city lights, as the college and school set up the Plymouth Programme, which was well attended on Thursday for the pantomime and open evening event. We shared music, food, painting, printmaking and more that makes learning in our school community special. A huge congratulations to all the students who got involved either up in London, here in Plymouth or a combination of the two.

Some excellent media was captured through the event, so please take the time to delve in to some of these photos and radio, as well as a feature in the local press.

Student Photographers Emily and Jodie captured some lovely images alongside staff.

Tate Exchange: Factory Settings 2018


Phase Two Students Ula, Evie and Jess worked with media technician Dan to make a film about our school Bees!


A short animation made by Phase Two student summer during the Tate Exchange


Edie, John and Rosie interviewed student artists about their work.



The Herald Plymouth also ran a story about the event focusing on work made by Phase Two student Croyde.